I tried Aldi and Lidl dupes of Pringles – the winner tastes exactly the same and will save you money at the supermarket

PRINGLES tubes are popping up across the country as summer arrives with the perfect party-season snack.

Adhering to the tagline “once you’re on, you can’t stop”, the price can keep you from stocking up.

The Sun's consumer reporter Lynsey Hope tried mock versions of Pringles


The Sun’s consumer reporter Lynsey Hope tried mock versions of PringlesCredit: Gary Stone

With food prices soaring, many of us are switching from the brand name to the supermarket version.

But can a private-brand imitator stand up to the crisis of the beloved Pringles brand?

We took them to research, picking up a few copies of the now famous stackable crisps.

Mother-of-three Lynsey Hope, 41, from West Malling, Kent, came up with copies of Aldi and Lidl – here’s what she found.

Original Pringles French Fries (200g)

  • £2.25
  • £1.12 per 100g
  • Salt per 100g: 1.1g
  • Fat per 100g: 31g
  • Calories: 534

It’s really hard to stop when you open one of these.

They are delicious, providing a satisfying savory taste with every bite.

The only downside is the price. However, at £2.25 for a tube, they are not a cheap item in the weekly shop.

But many of us still buy them, which is proof of how delicious they are.

  • FLAVOR: 10/10
  • VALUE: 7/10

Lidl Snaktastic Original Sharing Crisp (175g)

Lidl's version of Pringles will still save you cash


Lidl’s version of Pringles will still save you cashCredit: Gary Stone
  • £1.55
  • 88.5p per 100g
  • Salt per 100g: 1.4g
  • Fat per 100g: 34g
  • Calories: 548

Lidl’s products look more like a curved Pringle and are more yellow, but I find them too salty.

They’re cheaper than Aldi but are higher in salt, calories, and fat than the other two options.

Soak them in water, though, and they’re good enough.

Buy this tube every week instead of Pringles and you will save yourself 70 cents per week.

That’s over £36 for a year, well worth the exchange, even if they don’t taste as good.

  • FLAVOR: 6/10
  • VALUE: 8/10

Aldi Snackrite Salted Pancakes (165g)

Aldi's dupe is the smallest but still beats Pringles in price


Aldi’s dupe is the smallest but still beats Pringles in priceCredit: Gary Stone
  • £1.49
  • 90p per 100g
  • Salt per 100g: 1.2g
  • Fat per 100g: 24g
  • Calories per 100g: 489

Aldi’s ‘junk food’ is 22p cheaper than the famous brand per 100g.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the Stackers are a bit smaller, flatter, and not as curved as the Pringle crisps.

They are also slightly lighter in color. Taste wise though there is no difference.

When you take a bite, you get an identical salty taste and a nice rest.

I tested them on my kids without them knowing and they couldn’t tell the difference.

Although they are higher in salt, the Aldi crisps are actually slightly better for the waistline than the big brand with less fat and fewer calories.

It’s identical taste for less money and better for you. Win.

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While not as cheap as Lidl when comparing price-per-weight, you can still save money at almost £40 a year by switching from the Pringles brand.

  • FLAVOR: 10/10
  • VALUE: 10/10
  • ALL POINTS: 10/10

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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